Latest Update May 2022

NNWFHS sends out a monthly newsletter to members which is packed with all sorts of useful information, occasional teasers and interesting articles on local topics and sometimes more national news items such as the release of the 1921 census.

NNWFHS also holds two other Zoom events. Cuppa and Chat is an informal online gathering where participants can chat with each other about family history or anything else really! These are usually held each month. The other online group is the DNA Group – Down New Avenues – discussing all aspects of DNA.

These two digital innovations are only open to members only – but for a membership fee £10 per year, it is excellent value! The membership also includes a quarterly journal and of course access to a special members only section of our website.  NNWFHS is known as the Friendly Family History Society of North Warwickshire and you will be warmly welcomed into the fold.


Helpdesks are hosted each month by local libraries and staffed by NNWFHS volunteers.

Third Monday – 10.00am-noon. Coleshill Library. Tel: 03005558171 Third Wednesday – 2.00pm-4.00pm. Atherstone Library. Tel: 03005558171


Most people these days are familiar with buying stuff online. Click on ​About NNWFHS then ​ NNWFHS Shop and see what’s on offer from resources, booklets, transcriptions and much more. Take a look! You may be surprised at what you can find! You can also join our society or renew your membership too.

In April…

In April members met on Zoom for an informative talk by Alan Butler on getting more from photography with their family history.  A few weeks later, members were able to meet at Nether Whitacre church to try out their skills but also have a guided visit of the church, including the important JENNENS monument in the church. 

And in early May…

In early May, a small group visited the exhibition of the Polesworth History Research Project group followed by an entertaining visit to the Abbey Church with Fr. Philip.  The monthly Zoom presentation was Deliverwho? when members were in awe of the depth of research by Jill Gadsby into businesses and the families running them working from an old photograph of a delivery service.   

And coming up…

On Tuesday 31 May, Down New Avenues – DNA discussion and help for members. Starts 7.30pm on Zoom.  

And in June…

Tuesday 7th June. Cuppa & Chat – informal family history discussion and help. Starts 10.30am on Zoom.

Tuesday 14th June. The Ribbon Weavers of north Warwickshire. Talk given by John Burton. This is a live event and will be at Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre. CV11 4LU. Doors open 7.15 for 7.30pm start. Members £2.50; Member plus friend £5.00; Non-members £4.00. Please pay on arrival. Ribbon-weaving was once a key occupation in the area. Come and hear all about it – and its sad demise!

Thursday 16th June. Cuppa & Chat informal family history discussion and help. Starts 7.30am on Zoom.

Sunday 19th June. Maxstoke Castle – Annual Open Day. B46 2RD See

Saturday 25th June. The Family History Show at Knavesmire Exhibition Centre, York. YO23 1EX This is a live face-to-face event. See:

A complete list of all our events can be seen on the Events Page of our website.

If you wish to join our friendly society, please use the tab on our NNWFHS/join page on this website to find details about how to join and the types of membership available.